Rohde & Schwarz R&S FSWP and R&S FSPN phase noise analyzers and VCO testers

Solutions presented by Rohde & Schwarz and Zurich Instruments at Laser World of Photonics

  • Rohde & Schwarz and Zurich Instruments will present advanced test and measurement solutions for photonics at the Laser World of Photonics tradeshow in Munich from June 27 to 30, 2023.
  • Highlighted solutions include the R&S FSPN and R&S FSWP, two phase noise analyzers for characterizing laser systems. Visitors can also see demos of the R&S MXO 4 and R&S RTO6 oscilloscopes from Rohde & Schwarz as well as the Quantum Computing Control System (QCCS) and lock-in amplifiers from Zurich Instruments.

Phase noise analyzers are essential for many photonics applications, such as laser and optical source analysis, optical frequency synthesis, optical coherence tomography (OCT) and quantum optics. Rohde & Schwarz will present the R&S FSPN phase noise analyzer in a demo that measures phase noise for ultra-stable microwave systems. The phase noise sensitivity of the R&S FSPN requires a hundred times fewer correlations relative to comparative solutions. The result is a high measurement speed, ideal for efficient phase noise analysis both in R&D and production.

The R&S FSWP – a signal and spectrum analyzer and phase noise analyzer in a single box – is another powerful instrument for characterizing laser systems. With a frequency range of up to 50 GHz and a signal analysis bandwidth of up to 8 GHz, the R&S FSWP is ideal for testing radar applications and when developing and manufacturing synthesizers, OCXOs, DROs and VCOs.

At Laser World of Photonics, Rohde & Schwarz will present oscilloscopes in joint demo setups with Zurich Instruments. A quantum sensing demo features the new R&S MXO 4, the world’s first oscilloscope with an update rate above 4.5 million waveforms per second and the fastest, most accurate spectrum analysis in its class.

The R&S RTO6 oscilloscope is presented with the Quantum Computing Control System (QCCS) from Zurich Instruments. The QCCS is the first commercial device designed to control more than 100 superconducting and spin qubits. LabOne Q, the QCCS control software, provides a full measurement framework for quantum computing and facilitates integration into higher-level software. The R&S RTO6, with its 15.6-inch touchscreen, is a test solution for frequency, protocol and logic analysis.

Zurich Instruments will also demonstrate DC lock-in detection for up to 8.5 GHz with their lock-in amplifiers. Lock-in amplifiers are essential to research laboratories for optics, photonics, scanning probe microscopy and quantum technologies. The instruments can extract very small signals buried in noise, extending the reach of experimental setups.